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Auto Wash Your Bestop ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nick54, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Jun 28, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    Nick54

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    Owners of Bestop Supertops, do you take your truck through touchless car washes - the type where the vehicle sits still and a carrage moves front to back spraying cleaners and water? What have you observed? What is the condition of your top now?
     
  2. Jun 28, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    That's what I was talking about, no brushes, no felt strips, just jets of water.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    Grundletaint

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    I ran a softopper through it with no issues. I'd be leery of all the windows on the bestop, though.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2012 at 9:39 PM
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    Ive taken mine in about 4 times. Didnt notice anything bad.
     
  5. Jun 29, 2012 at 4:27 AM
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    Thanks for the constructive feedback, I'll likely run it through once or twice to see how it effects it, besides thats about the best my suuuuuuper lazy ass can do.
     
  6. Jun 29, 2012 at 5:03 AM
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    I don't think it's going to hurt the top (I had one on my Tacoma before I traded it in) but I always hand-washed. Those tops can take a beating and if you installed it correctly, a touch-less car wash will hardly be an issue.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    Thanks for the input, I was just a little concerned about the windows because I hear they scratch very easy.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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  9. Jun 29, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    never do carwashes. but I have taken a pressure washer to it many times
     
  10. Jun 29, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    When I had mine I used to take it through the auto wash at least once a week for a year. Never showed any signs of damage from it.

    I do suggest using 303 Aerospace protectant on the material. Helps retain the color (no sun fading) since it has a sunscreen built in.
     
  11. Jun 29, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    I take it to car washes with pressure washes. I don't see any damage, but then again my windows are all scratched up from mother nature. lol
     
  12. Jun 29, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    Yep - Great stuff.
     
  13. Jun 29, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    FYI, the windows are going to get scratched anyway. Flying debris, even large particle dust, hitting your windows as you drive will mar these windows. Don't sweat it too much--it'll still look good as long as someone doesn't take a knife to the damn thing.
     
  14. Jun 29, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    If anyone is around San Diego and needs new windows for a long bed let me know I have a new set taking up space in the garage I want to sell :)
     

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